Chelsea FC are scheduled to tackle Manchester City on the road in tomorrow’s late Premier League kick-off. The Blues have won the last six league games on the bounce but they face a massive test on their hands against the Cityzens, who are generally strong in their home turf.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the go-to man for the Blues in goal and he is expected to start after being ever-present in his position this term. The defence should likewise remain the same from the previous game. Young right-back Reece James excelled in his maiden league start where he kept out the threat from Wilfried Zaha and he could be tasked with a similar role against Raheem Sterling on Saturday.
In the midfield, Frank Lampard should seek more assurance in the defensive point of view and that may urge the need for an additional personnel. We are fancying the trio of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante to make the starting XI.
In the attack, Mason Mount has been one of Lampard’s ever-presents this term but he may drop to the bench for this encounter. We are anticipating Christian Pulisic and Willian to feature on the flanks with Tammy Abraham leading the attack for the Blues at the Etihad Stadium.
Pulisic was a doubt for the encounter recently but Lampard has confirmed that the USA international has trained with the club following a hip problem and should be ready to face the Premier League holders.
Predicted Chelsea FC line up to face Man City: Arrizabalaga, James, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Pulisic and Abraham.
How Chelsea FC will lineup vs Man City